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Evening Newscast 02-14-20

Feb 14, 2020

Montana Public Radio Evening Newscast for Feb. 14, 2020.

Evening Newscast 02-13-20

Feb 13, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency today unveiled a final cleanup deal for Butte - marking a crucial turning point in the decades-long Superfund saga of Montana’s Mining City.

A Montana state senator has requested a three-month extension for nonprofit groups to appeal to more vehicle owners to purchase specialty license plates supporting their organizations.

Glacier National Park will continue offering free shuttle rides for visitors around the park in 2020.

Evening Newscast 02-12-20

Feb 12, 2020

Much of downtown Missoula was on lockdown today after a police officer reported his patrol car was fired upon.

The two candidates in the Democratic party’s primary race for governor are meeting in their first forum of the campaign tonight in Billings.

Montana officials have given conditional approval to plans to inject clean water underground and flush out water reserves polluted by coal ash from the Colstrip power plant. 

Evening Newscast 02-11-20

Feb 11, 2020

Montana authorities have arrested two of three men who escaped from the Big Horn County Detention Center in Hardin last week.

Great Falls Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect they say likely placed a bomb threat on a local elementary school early Monday morning.

A Montana agency Monday released a cleanup plan for waste ponds at two of the Colstrip power plant’s four units.

Evening Newcast 02-10-20

Feb 10, 2020

Officials say Montana hunters will be able to submit meat for chronic wasting disease testing within the state by the next hunting season.

Montana has recorded four flu-related deaths this season, according to the state Department of Public Health and Human Services.

The Trump administration has disbanded its advisory board created to help boost trophy hunting and relax federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos.

The state health department is reporting another new case of vaping-related lung illness in Montana.

Five people were hospitalized overnight in Helena after being exposed to carbon monoxide at a hotel.

The Montana Supreme Court is set to hear arguments this April, in the case of a physician appealing his negligent homicide conviction over the overdose deaths of two patients.

An infectious disease lab in western Montana is joining the worldwide effort to study a coronavirus that originated in China, has infected over 28,000 people and killed more than 560.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Great Falls, Helena, Butte, and Bozeman areas.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials are proposing extending the wolf hunting and trapping seasons in northwestern Montana. 

Montana’s U.S. Senators split their votes along party lines, as expected, on the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

The speaker of the Montana House is conceding the Legislature will likely do nothing to sanction a state representative for his comments about socialism.

Coal mining in the top U.S. coal-producing region was down sharply at the end of 2019 compared to the year before. 

Gallatin County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to offer up to six weeks of paid parental leave to county employees.It’s the second Montana county to offer the benefit.

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it is removing a portion of a former wood-treatment facility in Montana from its list of Superfund sites, despite concerns.

Montana’s two U.S. Senators indicated they’ll split their votes along party lines on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

House Minority Leader Casey Schreiner dropped out of the race Monday, leaving just two candidates running in the Montana Democratic primary race for governor.

The Montana Republican Party has condemned a comment made by Billings state Rep. Rodney Garcia, who said the U.S. Constitution calls for people who identify as socialists to be jailed or shot.

On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency removed part of a former wood-treating operation in northeast Bozeman from a list of the nation’s most contaminated sites.